"To identify the levels of illness, they examined the use of prescribed medications, ruling out drugs typically used to treat mental rather than physical *ailments."
I think that there is more to being healthy than not having to use prescription medications. Most people, even if skinny load up on this crap for many reasons and in many cases a conventional doctor will push drugs on their patients because it is so common. Oh your stomach hurts a little bit sometimes, take drugs. You're not sleeping 100% perfectly, take drugs. You snore, take drugs. Your fingers sometimes hurt, take drugs. You feel a little down, take drugs. Extremely unhealthy people and moderately unhealthy people take the same amount of drugs, but that doesn't mean that they are equally healthy. It needs to be understood that you can be unhealthy and not fat, I agree with that, but their standard of evaluation for health is extremely narrow.
Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.
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